Thursday, November 29, 2012


Upon boasting about Norah's progress, the universe decided to kick us down a notch to remind us of how fragile Norah's health status is. After a day of Norah's support needs progressively increasing, South Davis decided to send her back to the PICU in the middle of the night/early morning on Wednesday.

She was up on all of her vent settings, and desatting (turning blue) whenever they tried to turn her down even a little bit. So Life Flight came to get her (via ground transport), and we were able to get a direct admit to the PICU. As usual, it didn't take long for word to get out that Norah was back. Fortunately, her nurse that first morning acted as our bouncer, and wouldn't let anyone in while we slept for close to an hour. We were both exhausted. They did a full workup of labs and various tests. For the first time in I don't know how long, Norah tested negative for rhinovirus (common cold). Most tests have come back negative so far, but they aren't able to test for every single virus. Her fever was persisting for quite sometime, but once we were able to manage it, she was in much better spirits and could sleep restfully.

We're hoping to get back to South Davis as early as Friday, but we'll see. I'm so glad we went back to the PICU before she got as scary as she's been in the past. Thank you all for your well-wishes!
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